Shady McGrady

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About Shady McGrady

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    Granite Falls WA or maybe Puerto Vallarta...
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    Fabricating, welding, learning about the old arts, kayaking, laying on the beach with my beautiful wife, a cold adult beverage, and a grilled shrimp taco, and throwing a stick for my chocolate lab, Coco.

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  1. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Tiny anvil... or REALLY huge split trees?
  2. "Donkey" hammer

    hahaha, I like it Das! very nicely executed.
  3. First Attempt at a Feather Pattern

    The handle shape is elegant. And the feather pattern is simply stunning! Very well done sir.
  4. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Nice looking work space Aus! I really like the brick floor and stone forge. I may build something similar in my expanded shop this spring. I gave up on coal, and also burn lump charcoal for my current solid fuel forge.
  5. "How To" Forge Lip/Hoop Tongs (single split) Non Welded Tong series #1

    You're welcome David. I totally agree, experience, knowledge, and skill are what counts. And she certainly possesses these.. No worries Jennifer! I also really appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and help. Your excellent videos and posts here have helped me so much.
  6. Filling a 100lb. propane bottle/tank

    Yeah... I'd say he's probably already figured it out...
  7. "How To" Forge Lip/Hoop Tongs (single split) Non Welded Tong series #1

    First, she's no dude! And yes, she certainly can swing a hammer as skillfully as anyone I've ever watched.
  8. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Hey... I do bathe! Once a month, whether I need it or not.
  9. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Aww man Das, now you made my back start to itch! I’m going to have to make one now as well, i really like the stump anvil too. Very clever design to have a fuller mode like that. Nice work!
  10. Finally, Extended Shop is ready

    Very nice workspace Hans!
  11. It followed me home

    I came across this Carolina 10 inch horizontal band saw for $60 bucks recently and couldn't pass it up. It has a coolant oil sump & pump that works and comes with 5 gallons of cutting oil/coolant.The motor is good and it cuts, but needs a general cleaning, a new blade, and the hydraulic downfeed cylinder is shot (circled part). a new downfeed cylinder costs somewhere between $120 and $150 from what I see (if the parts I am seeing for sale will actually fit this saw). Is it possible to rebuild the cylinder, put new seals in it and such? Or could I make something from a small hydraulic cylinder that will work? Maybe something like these? I find these saws are typically selling for $300-$500, and they look just as used/dirty. But, I've also seen a few that have been refurbished and look really nice. Like this... I am happy. If I get it working well, it will help me cut up some big forklift tines I have.
  12. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    uh oh...
  13. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    I had a friend beg me to make a heart trinket for him after he saw the simple little one I made for Olivia. He wants to give it to his wife for their anniversary... I told him that he better attach it to something really nice or he'll be in deep trouble! lol. I made this one a little more symmetrical than the first one, and got another twist in the leafy parts.
  14. What Did You do in the Shop Today?

    Nice work Hans. If my wife sees these pics... I guess I'll be learning to make giant dragonflies too... lol